Weeds: Cancelled; No Season Nine

Showtime's Weeds endingIt’s time to say goodbye to Weeds. The Mary-Louise Parker series has been cancelled by Showtime. The upcoming eighth season, which premieres next month, will be the show’s last.

The announcement doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Weeds’ future was looking uncertain before the show was renewed for season eight and many suspected that the upcoming 13 installments would be the TV series’ last.

Showtime entertainment president David Nevins tells EW, “There were two shows, Weeds and Dexter, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming… How they get brought home is really important. In this case, both for the sake of the two women behind the show [series creator Jenji Kohan and Golden Globe-winning star Mary-Louise Parker] and an audience that’s really invested in the show. TV fans love nothing better than to complain about how shows end and we really want to end this one the right way.”

Kohan says that she’s sad about the show coming to a close but appreciates the opportunity to wrap things up. She hasn’t decided how to end the series just yet, saying, “We wrack our brains every year for crazy cliffhangers and we’re trying to figure out how to top ourselves.”

She noted, “I’m so proud of what we do here and that it’s about a strong woman lead who’s really flawed… We get to do comedy right up against drama, which a lot of shows don’t get the opportunity to do.”

The final season of Weeds premieres on Sunday, July 1st, at 10pm. The assassination attempt cliffhanger will quickly be resolved and there will be a time jump and a return to the suburbs. What happens after that remains to be seen.

What do you think? Will you be sad to see Weeds go or has the series already been on too long?

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  1. Annie says

    Love, love, love this show! Please bring back just one more season! Can’t stand not seeing Justin!!! My heart aches…. :-(

  2. Leah says

    I really think that there needs to be more seasons, as I am a big fan of the series and itd I’m not easily drawn to watch much at all. I found that I was only just starting to really get to know and form an oppinion and a “veiwers bond” with the characters. Please don’t stop now, it was just getting intresting.

  3. Belinda says

    I thought the ending of the series was great. There was only so much more they could have produced before it became boring and repetitive. They all finally got what they always wanted and it was nice for the family to come together for the last five minutes and sit on the porch, smoking some weed and we can all think back to how far they have all come as a family. I really am going to miss this show, its like I went through their journey with them…. The Botwins will be missed be many :(

  4. Kendra says

    Im very sad to see Weeds go. I couldn’t tell you how many times i’ve watched the entire series. Please bring Weeds back!!! PLEASE!!!! There is so much more that could be done with this show. SOOO much more! We love you Weeds!

  5. Anonymous says

    So many people were left out! Come back for two more season! Have her son be a drug dealer! This is the best show!

  6. James says

    need season 9. season 8 did not end it the right way.It seems like that every time people finally get interested in a series you broadcasters always want to cancel them,it’s down right messed up!

  7. Marilyn says

    I miss Weeds. Wish it was coming back. But it was past its prime. I also wish they’d kept the same stylist and kept them in southern California with Heylia, Conrad, Celia and Isabel. Why did it end in winter? It was never winter on Weeds.

  8. Larry says

    I cried at the end knowing it would be the last episode. I’ve watched weeds for so long and couldn’t believe it came to an end. it felt like losing something you loved after so many years

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